Food & Drinks in Historic St. Augustine

No matter whether you live near St. Augustine or are here on vacation, one thing that everyone can agree on is that there are several amazing restaurants throughout this historic town.


#1: Columbia Restaurant

Family owned by 5 generations for more than 115 years, the Columbia has earned acclaim for old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine. Enjoy century-old family recipes in their Mediterranean-style dining rooms, filled with hundreds of hand-painted tiles and Spanish-style fountains. They are a sister to Tampa's Columbia, Florida's oldest restaurant, founded in 1905. Lunch & dinner served daily and children's menu are available. Have a special occasion coming up? Give them a call or book your reservation online and enjoy your time with that special someone at Columbia Restaurant.


#2: Catch 27

This amazing seafood restaurant in the heart of St. Augustine’s Historic District prepares and serves fresh, locally caught seafood and cooks everything from scratch with seasonal ingredients and local produce. Their fish, shrimp, and clams are caught in Florida waters, delivered fresh every day. The selection varies from Snapper to Sheepshead, Mahi Mahi to Triggerfish, and Flounder to Black Drum but the one thing that that does not vary is the delicious food and great atmosphere you will enjoy at Catch 27.


#3: Boat Drinks

If Boats and Drinks are two things you enjoy, make sure to stop by Boat Drinks and taste one of their delicious cocktails that are made by pouring fresh juices and house made syrups. They were even named one of the Top 10 Best New American Cocktail Bars 2020 by Tales of the Cocktail. If fruity drinks are not your thing and you prefer something with a little more bite, try one of their famous rum drinks, like the Hurricane or the Speedboat Captain. Their rum selection is one of the largest in Florida and would sink most ships. Since one can't survive on cocktails alone, their food menu focuses on fresh thoughtfully sourced seafood prepared using recipes developed during their travels throughout the Caribbean, Florida, and the Gulf Coast. Boat Drinks offers the freshest shellfish and fin-fish as well as plenty of plant and land based options. If you are looking forward to embarking on a tropical cocktail and culinary journey... come sail away with Boat Drinks.


#4: Cafe del Hidalgo

Cafe Del Hidalgo is a cozy and quaint cafe that offers a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. If fresh and delicious desserts are what you crave, try their home-made Italian ice cream from a family recipe straight from Italy! Dine alfresco and enjoy an Italian espresso with one of their crepes topped with jam or gelato! Or try a panini with a cold, crisp locally brewed beer from Ancient City Brewing. For great food, drinks, and experience, make sure to stop by Cafe del Hidalgo in Historic St. Augustine.


In a Nut Shell...

St. Augustine is full of history, culture, and great restaurants. No matter whether you want to dress up and enjoy an elegant night out or dress down and enjoy some fresh cocktails, the Historic District in St. Augustine will have the perfect options for you!